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bid

noun [C]
 
 
/bɪd/
ATTEMPT an attempt to achieve something: a successful bid for re-election [+ to do sth] The council has banned cars from the city centre in a bid to reduce pollution.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sportTrying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
BUY an offer to pay a particular amount of money for something: I made a bid of $150 for the painting.Shops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general
WORK an offer to do work for someone for a particular amount of money: We put in a bid for the stadium contract.Business and commerce - general words
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